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Thu Jul 20, 2017 - Sun Jul 23, 2017


Sacramento Convention Center1400 J StSacramento, CA 95814

Livin' The Dream


Have the experience of a lifetime by volunteering your time at our convention.

The Down Syndrome Information Alliance is the local affiliate host for the National DownSyndrome Congress convention where we expect over 3000 attendees and require the support of over 400 volunteers to make it successful!

Most importantly is support for our Youth & Adults Conference and Kids’ Camp. The Youth & Adults Conference provides individuals with Down syndrome ages 15 and older with their own convention experience where they learn and participate in activities planned and presented by their peers. Kids’ Camp provides activities for children ages 6 months to 14 years while their parents participate in the General Convention.

In order to provide the best experience for over 500 youth & adults with Down syndrome, we need extensive support over the three days. No previous experience is necessary just a desire to interact directly with people with Down syndrome and a willingness to have fun!

Volunteers must be age 18 or over for Y&A and 16 years old for Kids’ Camp.

Volunteer days/times are below:

Kids’ Camp

  • Friday, July 21 7:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • Friday, July 21 12:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 22 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 22 1:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 23 7:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

Youth & Adults Conference

  • Friday, July 21 12:45 p.m.- 3:15 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 22 8:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 23 7:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

There are also volunteer opportunities available in registration, the Educator Conference, Brothers & Sisters Conference, as a session host, or as a floater. Bilingual volunteers are needed in all areas. If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please visit the volunteer registration website at or the NDSC convention website at For more information about volunteering, please contact the Down Syndrome Information Alliance at 916.658.1686 or


  • Child Development
  • Child Care
  • Special Needs
  • Spanish
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • varies, see above

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